Definition of macrocyclic in English:


Line breaks: macro|cyc¦lic
Pronunciation: /ˌmakrə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪklɪk
, -ˈsɪk-/


Relating to or denoting a ring composed of a relatively large number of atoms, such as occur in haem, chlorophyll, and several natural antibiotics.
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  • The polar head is a macrocyclic lactone ring containing nine amino acid residues, three of which have positive charges, whereas one has negative charge.
  • The intermolecular interactions between the viologens and the macrocyclic molecule were investigated in a solution before photoirradiation.
  • Collectively, they are called tetraamido macrocyclic ligands or TAML for short.



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  • Their device was based on a supramolecular system consisting of a p-electron-donating macrocycle threaded with a p-electron-accepting wire-like molecule.
  • Very few porphyrins are known to form J-aggregates, the main requisite being the zwitterionic character with the protonation of the pyrrole nitrogen in the macrocycle.
  • However, similar spectral changes can also be produced by the protonation of the macrocycle at the azomethine nitrogens, although there are very few reports in which this phenomenon is discussed.

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